Posted on February 1, 2021
Posted on February 1, 2021
To further the Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening’s exempt goal with regard to the technology and science of drug discovery and the development and use of biomolecular screening technology.
The Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening recently appointed Marshal Brennan as the Scientific Director. Before joining the Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening, Marshal Brennan was the New Product Innovation senior product manager at the American Chemical Society. At the American Chemical Society, Marshal Brennan established the chemistry preprint repository known as ChemRxiv. Before this role, Marshal Brennan was the associate editor of natural chemistry. During this role, Brennan was tasked with the management of the publication and peer review method for journal submissions.
Brennan is humbled to be part of the Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening and the society’s mission to offer professional development, education, and information to the thriving and large community of laboratory automation researchers and developers. It’s a crucial moment for the development of laboratory automation and Brennan is eager to explore new methods to speed-up its growth and help its practitioners.
As the scientific director at the Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening, Marshal Brennan offers strategic guidance for information content as well as the delivery of scientific subjects essential for the organization. Brennan is also involved in other associated services and programs including 2 technical journals — Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening Technology and Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening Discovery — as well as educational content and programming.
Marshal Brennan attained his chemistry doctorate at Illinois in 2015. Upon Brennan’s graduation, he joined the University of Texas at Austin for his postdoctoral work on the activation of the C-C bond.
The Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening supports researchers from a wide range of industries and disciplines. The variety of collaboration and interdisciplinary research between the chemistry department of the University of Illinois and the Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening gave Brennan the experience he required to steer the advancement of inquiry in the science of automation and discovery.
Marshal Brennan is currently a steering committee member of UCLA’s Advanced Degree Programs of Applied Chemistry and a member of the Technical Advisory Board for the Master of Science program of Applied Chemistry. Marshal Brennan was nominated for the Forbes list of “30 Under 30” in 2018 and received the Catalyst Award from the American Chemical Society the same year.
Marshal Brennan has been a great addition to the Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening community. He has spearheaded various initiatives to advance the society’s mission and in doing so has helped bring together business leaders, engineers, researchers, and scientists working in drug development and discovery, consumer products, energy and petrochemicals, security sciences and forensics, agricultural and food sciences, clinical diagnostics, and informatics.
Since its establishment, the Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening has played and continues to play a leading role in Laboratory automation innovation. Through its conferences, the Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening is able to bring together like-minded individuals to network and learn from each other. It is also a great place to witness various lab automation technologies, as well as new technologies in the field.